Interfaith

Cordial Interfaith Session: Free of Politics

October 12, 2002

Source: St. Petersburg Times

On October 12, 2002 St. Petersburg Times reported that "a cordial interfaith session [was] organized by the [B'nai Israel of St. Petersburg] synagogue's adult studies program. The occasion was studiously free of politics, steering clear of Israel, the Palestinians and other contentious issues. Barry Augenbraun, a member of Congregation B'nai Israel and an active member of the Jewish community, said he was not disappointed that Israel was not discussed."

Religious Groups Speak Out Against War with Iraq: Oct. 2002

October 11, 2002

Source: Rocky Mountain News

On October 11, 2002 Rocky Mountain News reported that "seven Colorado clergy... pleaded for peace at a news conference Thursday on the steps of the Denver City and County Building... the group also included leaders from the Lutheran, Catholic, United Church of Christ and Quaker churches, as well as an imam from a Lakewood mosque. Sister Cecily Jones of the Sisters of Loretto order said more than 130,000 Americans have signed a 'peace pledge' on behalf of Iraq."

ADL National Commission Meeting Discredits Jewish Foreknowledge of 9/11 Attacks and Reaches Out to Latino Community

October 11, 2002

Source: The Houston Chronicle

On October 11, 2002 The Houston Chronicle reported that "the head of the nation's oldest Hispanic civil rights organization implored a Jewish audience Thursday to help push for 'humane' immigration policies and expand discussions of racism beyond the typical black-and-white definitions. The Anti-Defamation League, gathered here for its three-day National Commission Meeting, for the first time publicly explored the need to engage with the Hispanic community to the same degree it did with African-Americans in the civil...

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Justice Department Forum Dialogues with Seattle Minority Communities

October 10, 2002

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

On October 10, 2002 Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported that "despite assurances that the federal government wants citizens to report acts of racial or religious discrimination in the aftermath of last year's terrorist attacks, some members of Seattle's minority communities remain unconvinced. A forum in South Seattle... held by the Justice Department..., attended by about 150 people, was the seventh held across the nation by the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on America....

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Interfaith Alliance Director Sends Open Letter to President Bush Regarding Falwell and Christian Right

October 10, 2002

Source: The Interfaith Alliance

http://www.interfaithalliance.org/press/2002/t021010.htm

On October 10, 2002 The Interfaith Alliance reported that "in an open letter sent to President Bush this morning, the Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy, executive director of The Interfaith Alliance, spoke out against the inflammatory comments made in a CBS '60 Minutes' interview that aired October 6,...

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Diana Eck Speaks about Efforts to Maintain Interfaith Friendship

October 9, 2002

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2002-10-09-peace-personal_x.htm

On October 9, 2002 USA Today reported that "the attorneys general for California, Nebraska and Texas report surges in hate crimes in the past year, largely a result of a post-Sept. 11 backlash against Muslims and Arabs... 'There is no doubt that tension and longstanding turbulence in other parts of the world transfer into relations in the United States,' says Diana Eck...

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Reactions to Falwell's Statement "Mohammed was a Terrorist"

October 8, 2002

Source: The Nation

On October 8, 2002 the Nation reported that "The conservative Baptist minister (Jerry Falwell) tells correspondent Bob Simon that he has concluded from reading Muslim and non-Muslim writers that Islam's prophet 'was a- violent man, a man of war... I've said often and many places that most Muslims are people of peace and want peace and tranquility for their families and abhor terrorism... Islam, like most faiths, has a fringe of radicals who carry on bloodshed wherever they are. They do not represent Islam'... In response to Falwell's...

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Faith-based Initiative Opponents Fear Hiring Discrimination by Religious Groups

October 8, 2002

Source: The Boston Globe

On October 8, 2002 The Boston Globe reported that "A coalition of civil rights groups and liberal House Democrats has mounted an aggressive lobbying campaign to block President Bush's faith-based initiative in the Senate unless the bill explicitly prohibits religious charities from discriminating when hiring... The White House does not want the anti-discrimination language added, because some House conservatives and many evangelical groups have said they will not be able to support the faith-based legislation if it bars religious...

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Religious Groups Speak Out Against War with Iraq: Oct. 2002

October 8, 2002

Source: The Interfaith Alliance

http://www.interfaithalliance.org/rresource/iraq/ltr.htm

On October 8, 2002, The Interfaith Alliance issued a letter to President Bush "on behalf of the boards of directors of The Interfaith Alliance and The Interfaith Alliance Foundation and the 150,000 members of these organizations who come from over 50 different...

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Thich Nhat Hanh Leads Peace Walk in Tennessee

October 7, 2002

Source: The Commercial Appeal

On October 7, 2002 The Commercial Appeal reported that "hundreds of people followed a Buddhist monk on a slow walk through Overton Park Saturday morning. 'Peace is something you can contemplate every day, and walking is one way,' said Thich Nhat Hanh, the Buddhist monk who led Peace Walk 2002."

Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights

This data was last updated on 16 April 2020.

Address: 310 8th Street, Suite 310 Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: 510-948-7899
Email: info@im4humanintegrity.org
Website: https://www.im4humanintegrity.org/
Mission: Working at the intersection of spirituality and social movements, Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights mobilize congregations to take a stand on issues of social justice like immigration and mass incarceration, and...

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Interfaith Prayer in Chicago Draws Over 50 Religious Leaders

October 7, 2002

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/press02/PR091802B.html

On October 7, 2002 Religion News Service reported that "the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ), Chicago and Northern Illinois Region developed the 'Chicago Prayer of Unity, Remembrance and Hope' with the cooperation of over 50 religious leaders in the Chicago area. An unprecedented group of religious leaders added their names to the prayer, representing Chicago’s...

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